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Posted on: September 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Ida Updates

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Tropical Storm Ida Update:  Please be advised that Millburn Township is still under a flood warning at this time. 

This storm had wide spread impact. Although our current cleanup operations are focusing on low lying areas and basements, the Township understands the immediate need of residents and businesses. Millburn Township residents and businesses impacted by Tropical Storm Ida that need assistance with non-life threatening situations can contact Millburn Township's call center at (973)-564-7000 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you have already contacted our call center and have added your name to the list, please do not continue to call. 

 Remember:

  • Do not walk into a flooded basement.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas.
  • Always assume a downed wire is "live" and has electricity still flowing through it. 
  • Do not approach downed lines or downed trees that may have power lines entangled in it. 

New Jersey American Water Company

New Jersey American Water has indicated that their treatment plants have maintained their standard treatment processes and that they are not currently experiencing any negative impacts to the quality of the water and have been and continue to deliver to customers. Please visit New Jersey American Water Company Website, Twitter and Facebook for updates:

NJAW: 1-800-272-1325 

Refuse Collection

The Township is aware that many residents will have refuse, due to water damage. If you remove any refuse from your property please place at the curb and not in the street. NO hazardous materials shall be placed at the curb (such as paint, stain, etc.). We will continue to communicate information about refuse collection at a later time, once our focus has shifted from property damage and safety concerns.

Protect Yourself from Fraud

We encourage residents who have experienced property damage and are seeking a contractor, to ensure they work with a trusted licensed contractor for remediation. 

Taylor Park

Please note that the playground at Taylor Park will be closed until further notice.

JCP&L/PSE&G

JCP&L has advised the Township that their crews are actively assessing damage & clearing hazards to provide updates and restore power. Yesterday's flooding may have hampered restoration efforts in some areas because crews cannot safely drive through deep water or work near energized equipment in standing water. JCP&L will provide updates throughout the day as available. Please visit JCP&L Website, Twitter and Facebook for updates:

JCP&L: 1-888-544-4877 

PSE&G’s service territory is experiencing extreme flooding conditions. Gas crews have been dispatched to hardest hit areas to shutoff natural gas and prevent gas emergencies. Their crews continue to work to restore power, partnering with first responders to physically get teams to the hardest hit areas safely and as quickly as possible. Remember, downed wires should always be considered “live." Downed wires can potentially be hidden in standing water. If you encounter large pools of standing water, stop, back up and choose another path. Please visit PSE&G Website, Twitter and Facebook for updates:

PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734 

Updates will be made via Township Social Media and through SwiftReach as necessary. Stay up-to-date by signing up for Millburn’s emergency alerts on SwiftReach, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and our website.

Due to current storm conditions, the Township of Millburn is experiencing poor roadway drainage and a near-moderate flood stage on the Rahway River. Several roadways are flooded and water rescues are taking place. Please avoid driving unless completely necessary. If you must be out, use extreme caution and obey road signs and closures.

If you are located in an area of town that is prone to flooding, begin taking flood precautions now.

  • Prepare supplies in case there is a need to evacuate.
  • Contact your healthcare provider If you are sick and need medical attention. Wait for further care instructions and shelter in place, if possible. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions regarding flooding.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
  • Stay inside your vehicle if it is trapped in rapidly moving water. Get on the roof if water is rising inside the car.
  • Get to the highest level if trapped in a building. Only get on the roof if necessary and once there signal for help. Do not climb into a closed attic to avoid getting trapped by rising floodwater.

Additional information to follow. 

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